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Online Payment API — Simplicity Vs. Customization

When setting up payments for their eCommerce website, some e-merchants want credit card processing that works out of the box, with as little coding as possible. Other online vendors want to configure every single aspect of their payment solution from start to finish. Then, there are those in between who desire both ease of use and advanced customization at the same time.

This is why BluePay offers three distinct flavors of integration.

Whether you desire plug-and-play simplicity or direct access to everything under the hood, we make it easy to get your e-commerce store up and running as quickly as possible.

Let's take a look.

Payment Modules: Credit Card Integration That Just Works

By far, the simplest way to integrate secure card processing into your online business is to use one of our payment modules. These are plug-and-play solutions that automatically link BluePay's processing with the different software platforms your business already uses.  

We currently offer support for:

  • Accounting integration (e.g. QuickBooks)
  • Content management system (CMS) integration (e.g. WordPress)
  • Shopping cart integration (e.g. OpenCart)
  • Content relationship management (CRM) integration (e.g. SalesForce)

These payment modules represent the fastest way to get up and running — especially if you don't have in-house coding expertise.

 Hosted Payment Forms: Intermediate Customization

Many of our users prefer hosted payment forms — an integration option that blends customization with out-of-the-box functionality. This approach allows you to accept credit, debit, or ACH payments online, without a lot of programming. In fact, we offer a number of ready-made forms that have been rigorously tested for ease of use and high conversion rates.

However, if you're looking to design your payment pages, we make it easy to add your company's logos, layouts and colors. To create and brand your own form, you'll need to know a little bit of HTML. This approach can preserve the continuity of experience as shoppers buy products and services from your e-Commerce store.

Full Integration: Payment API for Developers

If you're looking for full payment integration with advanced customization options, our API credit card processing solutions allow you to design your pages from the ground up using any programming language. We have sample code for a range of programming languages, including:

  • PHP
  • Python
  • Java
  • C#
  • Ruby

For full API documentation, click here.

For sample code, click here.

Choosing and Testing Your Online Payment API Setup

If you need help deciding which integration option is right for you, we provide a free Integration Selector. Use this interactive decision tree to help you choose the best configuration for your online store.

Thereafter, you're ready to set up and configure whichever option works best for you.

But before you take your store live, you'll want to test the configuration to make sure everything is working properly, and we're here to help:

  • With our free sandbox accounts, you can conduct dry runs under simulated conditions. This testing ensures that your e-commerce store is as stable as possible before making it available to the public.
  • We also provide ongoing support, no matter where you are in the process.  If you ever get stuck, contact our payment integration team for assistance.

For all other questions, email our merchant support payment security team directly. Or visit our dedicated Developer page.

Topics: E-Commerce and Online Payments

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